Differences Between the Book and Show
Season 4 Episode 8
Antonia in Marnie’s body.
- Antonia is upset that her spell only killed one vampire
- Antonia doesn’t force vampires to kill people for her
- Antonia is not a character in the book the current season is based on, Dead to the World.
- This plot line doesn’t happen in the books.
- Antonia casts a spell on Eric that makes him be under her control.
- This doesn’t happen in the book the current season is based on.
- Bill goes to the scene where a local vampire had walked into the sun due to the witches spell.
- Bill talks on the news to try and explain the death as a suicide.
- Bill blames the suicide on the new anti vampire movement.
- Vampires don’t die from being forced to walk into the sun by a coven of witches in the book this season is based on, Dead to the World.
- Bill doesn’t go on the news to limit bad press for the vampires in the book this season is based on, Dead to the World.
- Bill apologies and tries to ask for peace with Antonia.
- Bill arranges a meeting with Antonia.
- Bill meets Antonia in the graveyard. They both bring backup.
- At the meeting Bill offers peace and a promise not to harm her coven if she takes off the spell she cast on vampires.
- Bill does join the fight against the witches but he isn’t the leader.
- None of this happens in the book the season is based on.
Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse
- Sookie lets Eric drink her blood to help him heal from being bound with silver chains.
- Sookie holds silver in her hand to make sure Eric doesn’t kill her when he is drinking her blood.
- Sookie does let Eric drink from her, but not because he was bound by silver.
- Eric can control himself when he drinks blood.
- Sookie and Eric take a shower together and somehow are transported to a place in the middle of a forest with snow and a bed.
- Sookie and Eric do have a very passionate love scene in her shower and then bed. However, it is just a bed in her house.
- Eric begs Sookie to run away with him.
- Eric doesn’t want to side with Bill during his fight with the witches.
- Eric and Sookie tell Bill they will fight on his side.
- Sookie is the one that knows that after they fight the witches she might not find Eric so loving and that she might lose him.
- Eric doesn’t want to run away from the fight.
- Sookie is seriously injuried during the fight with the witches. Eric and Bill try to come to her aid but are attacked by different witches.
- It is Alcide that recues her, with a jealous Debbie watching.
- This does not happen in the book the current season is based on.
Jessica Hamby and Hoyt Fortenberry
- Jesicca has a dream where she:
- tells Hoyt she wants to move out of their home.
- Jessica breaks up with Hoyt.
- Jessica kills Hoyt
- So far Jessica is not a character in the book.
- Vampire blood doesn’t make either the vampire or the human have erotic dreams of the vampire that gave the blood.
- Jessica does break up with Hoyt.
- Hoyt accuses her of cheating on him.
- It’s a painful breakup.
- So far Jessica is not a character in the books.
- So far this story line doesn’t happen in the books.
Jessica Hamby and Jason Stackhouse
- Jason saves Jessica from walking into the sun.
- Jessica kills the guard when under the spell that makes the vampires walk into the sun.
- Jason puts silver chains over Jessica’s body to make sure she doesn’t escape again.
- Jason doesn’t save any vampire from walking into the sun.
- A spell that forces vampires to walk into the sun is not a plot line in the books.
- Jessica goes to Jason’s house after breaking up with Hoyt.
- Jessica confesses her feelings for Jason.
- Jason kicks her out of his home by rescinding her invitation.
- So far Jessica is not in the books.
- So far this is not a plot for Jason in the books.
- Layfette has a vision of the memory of the ghost woman that follows baby Mikey.
- The ghost had an affair with a married white man during a time when people didn’t accept interatial dating.
- Layfette is possessed by the woman.
- After being possessed he walks over to the Bellefleur’s mansion and walks in and steals Mikey and the doll.
- Layefette or the ghost woman was not part of the book the current season is based on.
- Marcus, the packmaster of Shreveport, tells his pack that they are going to stay out of the war between the vampires and the witches.
- The packmaster of Shreveport is, Colonel Flood.
- The pack sides with the vampires and Sookie during the battle with the witches.
- Marcus walks in on Sam having dinner with his ex wife Luna and his daughter.
- Marcus doesn’t like Sam dating Luna or playing with his daughter.
- So far the books haven’t said who Luna is or was dating or if she has children.
- Mikey’s parents are still concerned for his safety.
- Mikey is still followed around by the young aferican American woman that only he and Layfette can see.
- Mikey and the ghost are not part of the books so far.
Pam de Beaufort
- Pam attacks Tara during the fight with the witches, but Bill stops her from killing Tara.
- Pam does kill wtiches during the fight but Tara isn’t one of them.
- Bill can’t stop Pam from doing anything since he isn’t king in the books.
- Tommy steals clothing and clothing accessories from Mrs. Fortenberry
- Tommy shifts into the body of Mrs. Fortenberry to make a deal to sell her land for money.
- He takes the deal and gets money from the man wanting his land.
- Tommy is not in the story.
- So far this is not a story line in the books.
- There are no skin walkers in the book the season is based on.
Sam Merlotte and Luna
- Sam apologies for Tommy who tricked Luna into having sex with her by shifting into the form of Sam.
- Sam tells Luna that he kicked Tommy out of his life.
- Tommy is not a character in the book so this doesn’t happen
- This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
- Sam has a good relationship with his siblings.
I would love to hear how you feel about the changes. Are there any changes the show made that you wished happened in the book? Are there any changes you hated?